Immediate Past International President, BPW International
Freda is an entrepreneur, executive and board director with an immense amount of experience educating and supporting world leaders and CEOs to promote equality and economic opportunities that empower women at a global level.
As a director of The Hellenic Initiative (Aust) Freda believes in creating opportunities for Greek entrepreneurs and supports the commitment to economic development. She is co-founding Chair of the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (the only accredited organisation focused on women’s economic empowerment and recognised by 53 governments) with a remit to encourage, enable and embed economic empowerment for women throughout the Commonwealth. She served as President of BPW International (2011-2014) where she oversaw key resources and projects in line with the organisation’s Integrated Strategy Roadmap and developed BPW’ International’s first Sustainability Report.
Freda has worked in the investment advisory industry for over twenty years and as market commentator in broadcast and print media. A sought after conference speaker, she is a leader of international consortia promoting global commercial collaborations and alliances; is involved in establishing sustainable investment frameworks and policies by creating commercial partnerships in the investment and finance sector.
She is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FinSia), Master Stockbroker with the Stockbrokers Association of Australia and Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). Freda is an inaugural member of the Women’s Empowerment Principles Leadership Group (WEPs LG) that provides strategic guidance to the UN Women/UN Global Compact WEPs, based in New York and a member of the WEPs CEO Leadership Awards Committee.